Mark Bittman to Appear at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


 Coral Gables, FL, September 21, 2010—Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Books & Books will present a reading and book signing with bestselling author, Mark Bittman on Wednesday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Fairchild.

 Bittman’s New York Times bestseller Food Matters sounded the alarm about our unsustainable eating habits and their effects on our health and the environment. In his much-anticipated follow-up, The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 revolutionary Recipes for Bettter Living, he offers readers dishes that make conscious, sustainable eating a pleasure.

 Here is the evening’s schedule:

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Reception

Introduction by Chef Michelle Bernstein

7:00 p.m.: Reading by Mark Bittman

Book signing to follow

 Tickets are required for this event. Tickets are $10 for Fairchild members, $15 for non-members. A limited amount of tickets are free with pre-purchase of The Food Matters Cookbook at Books & Books Coral Gables prior to the event. To purchase tickets or for more information please contact Annie Stamps at or 305-667-1651, ext. 3377.

 About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses palm and cycad collections that are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world’s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 70,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and International Orchid Festival, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 45,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Les Lalanne at Fairchild this year, Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild last year, Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild in 2008, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2007 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156, just a thirty minute drive from South Beach. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit us at and on Facebook and Twitter.


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